A few minutes later, the race was stopped by lightning, and instead had to search for shelter in a crowded group of fans who were socially distant at the Grandstands. Following heavy rain, “The Great American Race” stopped.
Christopher Bell The melee started when he pushed Almirola too hard into the front of the field and the Stewart-Haas racing driver pushed him when he tried to avoid a slide. Almirola turned boman to the right. Their contact sent others spinning and sliding through the grass and mud, colliding. Martin Trux Jr.., Eric Jones, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Plani, William Byron, Ryan Newman Daniel Suarez And Kurt Bush One of those involved.
“We were pushed very hard,” Almirola said. According to NASCAR.com. “It’s a long, long race. Man, we’re in a good position, riding in the first two, three and 20 places. [Bell] It came with a big run and hit me so hard in a bad place that it turned me to the right and tore our race car and finished our Daytona 500 way very quickly. “
According to Nasscar.com, Almirola, Bowman, Newman, Jones and Suarez are now listed out of the race.
Hendrik Motorsports had Bowman and Byrne in the front row.
Newman was killed in a horrific crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 last year. Newman walked safely Sunday and checked even when Bush was sitting on his ear.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.